English Waiver Criteria

Students may be excused from taking the English Placement Test and may demonstrate their eligibility for the English 1A or 1B by submitting proof (e.g., transcripts, official test result reports) of one of the following:

1.  Completion (received a C or higher) of English 1A - College Level Reading and Composition course or the equivalent -

Eligibility:  English 1B, 1C, and CMST 2

2.  Completion of a U.C. course satisfying the U.C. Entry Level Writing Requirement         Eligibility:  English 1A

3.  ACT English Test with score of 22 or higher                            Eligibility English 1A

4.  Any of the following SAT scores:

  • SAT Verbal (before 4/95):  510                                                   Eligibility:  English 1A
  • SAT Verbal (after 4/95):  590                                                      Eligibility:  English 1A
  • SAT II Writing Subject Test:  660                                                Eligibility:  English 1A
  • SAT Reasoning Test, Writing Section:  680                               Eligibility:  English 1A
  • SAT Reasoning Test, Critical Reading Section:  500                 Eligibility:  English 1A
  • SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing: 550                        Eligibility:  English 1A

5.  EAP (Early Assessment Program) California Standards Test:  Eligibility:  English 1A

  •       English Status:  "Ready for CSU or participating CCC College-level English Courses"

6.  Advanced Placement Test Exam in:

English Language and Composition     Score of 3 or higher   Eligibility:  English 1B, 1C, and CMST 2

English Literature and Composition      Score of 3 or 4             Eligibility:  English 1B, 1C, and CMST 2           

English Literature and Composition      Score of 5                       Equivalency:  English 1A + 1B completion

7.  University of California Analytical Writing Placement Exam score of 8 or higher:        Eligibility:  English 1A

8.  International Baccalaureate Exam scores:

  • English A1 or A2 (High-Level) Exam score of 4 or higher                                                Eligibility:  English 1A 

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